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$3 - $19
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Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 24 March 2024

The food here was beautifully fresh and yummy and the service was great, good poached eggs, BLT and hash stack..great view too..Will definitely be back.!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 February 2024 via mobile

I had a wonderful time at Third Place Cafe in Rotorua. The cafe has a spacious and bright interior, with comfortable seating options and a stunning view of Lake. The staff were friendly and attentive, and made us feel like home. The breakfast was delicious...and high quality, with a variety of options to suit different tastes and dietary tastes bud. The coffee was also excellent. Third Place Cafe is definitely not to be missed if you are in Rotorua. It is a great place to relax, connect, and enjoy the best views in town. I highly recommend it and I will definitely come back again.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 November 2023

Awesome spot for breakfast. Service is excellent, quick. Food delicious. Great coffee with a good view. Best custard slice we had in a while.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 25 September 2023

Good staff Specially thank to Manik , his smile and his positive attitude towards guest . We will surely come back. Nice food too

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 17 September 2023 via mobile

We visit weekly because the food is great, the view is world class and the staff are always friendly- particularly Sarah, who goes the extra mile. She’s familiar with our preferences and her smile is infectious. Third Place ….. best custard slice in town!!!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 23 July 2023

Chicken waffles is my all time go to meal!! Third place cafe had the BEST chicken waffles I've ever tried 🤤🤤 I'm from palmerston north but will def be back! Amazing service. Great food, hot chocolate was perfect. Not too hot, too cold, or too...milky. My partner had egg benedict and he said his was just delicious. Runny eggs and nice and hot. Thank you very much! XMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 19 July 2023 via mobile

We lucked out with a table here that overlooked the lake and enjoyed a creamy mushroom toast plate and fish and chips. The food came out very quickly so we were quite happy as we were just wandering around Roturua and checking out the pleasant...town. Sitting out on the balcony you can also see quite a few birds come and go as well. The restaurant is working to get their liquor license and I found this out because I would have loved to enjoy a beer or a glass of wine here but settled for a tasty apple juice instead. My wife enjoyed her dirty chai latte.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 15 December 2022

Good food, friendly staff, efficient service. It was busy but the staff weren't frazzeled, possibly used to the pace. Food came exactly as we'd ordered, coffee was good.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 8 November 2022

Our group pre-booked our breakfasts for a 10.45 brunch on Sunday. And right on time, the meals began to arrive - given there were over 50 of us, it was amazing to see the efficiency and teamwork from the front of house to kitchen. Our...meals were all superbly presented, flavoursome and spot on to our orders. Creamy mushrooms were divine and the eggs bene so delish. The coffee was great and we all left super satisfied, relaxed and thankful the newly-weds had chosen Third Place Cafe to round out their wedding weekend festivities.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 14 September 2022 via mobile

on our recent venture away in rotortua on a walk found this great place for coffee and meals. staff were all pleasant and friendly. food and cleanliness was at a high standard coffee was amazing along with the home made custard slice along with many...others.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 30 March 2022

Driving into Rotorua looking for a quick snack, easy parking, Third Place Cafe had our attention. Iconic, amazing views down to the lake and beyond. I have gait/walking challenges (stroke); I wear a legbrace. Light, spacious interior, very good food selection, pretty huge cakes &...delicious carrot cake, service was quick and efficient.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 8 March 2022 via mobile

We only had half an hour and the food and coffee got to us in plenty of time. The coffee was the best I’ve had in a long time. We got the Moroccan chicken salad and the lamb salad. They were delicious, we shared one...of their famous custard slices - delectable!! The staff were wonderful too. We will be backMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 17 February 2022 via mobile

Excellent coffee was delicious! Had great service with very friendly staff. Great parking and a beautiful view to enjoy. Food delicious 😋 The outdoor patio could do with some work.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 17 January 2022 via mobile

Have been twice now. This place is really good. Food is delicious at reasonable prices. The Atmosphere was light and airy in summer when we went. Great views over the lake too! Heaps of parking space. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 30 December 2021 via mobile

An excellent location over Lake Rotorua and rge local Marae. Sufficient offers street parking and very popular with locals. The seafood chowder was tasty; Eggs Bene with chiritso sausages & Chicken filo and Pancakes were all great. It was busy at the end of the...lunch rush and service was good, however some of the staff did not always wear a mask. Second time there and I will go back for the big breakfast again. It appears the Passion fruit custard squares were delicous.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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THIRD PLACE CAFE, Rotorua - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Third Place Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4